Exciting news — yesh! Recently, Patrick was featured in Princeton Magazine, where he reflects on his upcoming book with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, MUTTS' origin and themes, and other upcoming projects he's excited about. Written by Donald H. Sanborn III, the feature on Patrick appears in the September 2022 issue.
Avid MUTTS readers know that back in July 2021, Patrick began a six-month sabbatical from the MUTTS strip — his first ever — to work on a literary graphic novel with the Dalai Lama, which is now scheduled for release in January 2023. Heart to Heart has a timely message about compassion for the planet and the creatures that inhabit it.
Sanborn writes, "Asked about the extent to which Heart to Heart is a culmination of all of his work and passions, McDonnell reflects, 'I’ve been blessed. I’ve gotten to meet and work with people who are changing the world for the better — Eckhart Tolle, Jane Goodall, and the Dalai Lama. I feel like Heart to Heart is the next step.'" Get your paws on Heart to Heart in January here at MUTTS.com!